The Union Recorder


August 28, 2013

OPINION: Effective candidates must weigh risks, rewards for greater good



Meeting the minimal requirements is only a precursor in taking on the role of effective public service. Candidates must weigh the risks against the rewards, both personally and professionally. They must be willing to give the best they have at all times in order for the community to reach its fullest potential. They must also uphold the office they seek in such a high regard that they never risk tarnishing its image or the image of the community.

Remember also that Milledgeville citizens carry a responsibility as equally as great and significant as holding a public office itself. Those who cast ballots in the November election will decide who represents the City of Milledgeville for the next four years.

Citizens can’t most effectively wield their power if they don’t vote. The last day to register to vote and be eligible for the upcoming November election is Monday, Oct. 7.

Qualifying continues through Friday at City Hall for city seats for mayor and City Council. All six seats on the Georgia Military College Board of Trustees are also open for qualifying this week.

Local voters ultimately decide how they chose to be represented. Those displeased with their representation, or lack of it, since the last election have a chance to demand a change — and demand greater for the city and the community.



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